New Facebook Profiles: Changes Come Fast & Furious
There’s certainly a boat-load of truth in that sentence. Facebook seems to never settle for the status-quo , even for a little while.
Is all this change the result of a company always seeking to redefine & revolutionize the social networking genre it (basically) created? Or is it the result of company without a clear development roadmap? One that can appear at times schizophrenic & possibly out-of-touch with it’s 400 million users and their desire to have the platform remain stable for more than “60 minutes”?
Love it or leave it ( -- well, you can’t really leave it for long, changes were rolled out shortly after Zuck’s interview, ) Facebook isn’t content to leave good enough alone for very long. It looks like Fan Pages are next on the agenda for big-time change.
In the meantime, you can play around with the new and “improved” Facebook profile features. Just navigate to http://www.facebook.com/about/profile/ and start the process.
Wondering if you should make the change? New features include a more highlighted “about” section at the top of the page where the status update used to be. Here your employment, education, location, and relationships will be prominently displayed. In addition, five photos you are tagged in will appear above your wall. Oh, and speaking of wall? You’ll now access it --as well as info and photos -- from the side of your profile instead of via tabs at the top (this explains FB’s decision to remove application tabs from profiles last month...) Once you’ve made the move, all your friends' profiles (whether or not they’ve opted to make the switch,) will show up in the new format as well.
So, what do you think of the changes? Worthwhile or overwhelming? It will be interesting (and for Facebook developers like us, somewhat frightening!) to see what Zuck & Company have in mind for Fan Pages. Guess we’ll find out soon enough -- likely before the next episode of 60 Minutes.